Majid Al Futtaim launches Dubai’s ‘first’ in-store hydroponic farm

The farm spans 24 square metres and can accommodate up to 16 varieties of leafy greens and herbs

Discovery Gardens

Dubai Discovery Gardens’ tenants to receive rent deferrals, waivers

Restaurants whose services are restricted to delivery-only are offered a two-month rent-free period for April and May

DAFZA announces incentives to support freezone companies

DAFZA will also cancel fines issued to companies

Dubai Silicon Oasis disinfection tunnel

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority develops Covid-19 disinfection tunnel

The disinfectants used are safe, environmentally-friendly and fully compliant with Dubai Municipality’s guidelines

Dubai’s DIFC says employers can reduce pay during Covid-19 crisis without employee consent

The new directives will remain effective from April 21 – July 31, 2020

Dubai carrier Emirates expedites processing of refund requests

The airline has nearly half a million refund requests pending to manage

Dubai eases movement restrictions, allows malls and offices to partially reopen

Public transport services, including Dubai Metro services, will resume from Sunday, April 26

Emirates announces new repatriation flights to eight destinations from Dubai

Only citizens of the destination countries will be allowed to board the flights

Why growth hacking strategies can help your business right now

Serial entrepreneur and leadership trainer Spencer Lodge speaks to growth hacker Nader Sabry on digital strategies that convert paying clients

Beyond the Covid-19 crisis: In conversation with Hattem Mattar, founder, The Mattar Farm

Gulf Business Academy trainer Mark Dickinson speaks to Hattem Mattar on life after the crisis

Dubai bans gatherings of more than 10 people during Ramadan

Physical contact including handshakes and hugs are strictly prohibited during these gatherings

Revealed: Dubai issues list of guidelines for reopening malls, offices

The official date for reopening businesses is expected to be “announced shortly”

DP World

UAE’s DP World launches digital platform to move global trade online

It has also created Digital Freight Alliance, an online association that brings freight forwarders globally onto one platform

Dubai World Trade Centre

Dubai World Trade Centre announces new measures to support businesses

A full refund will be offered to exhibitors on cancelled events and where a new schedule is not feasible for the participants

Ramadan 2020: Sheikh Mohammed pardons 874 prisoners; Sharjah ruler releases 369 inmates

The holy month of Ramadan is expected to begin on Friday, April 24


Indian expat in Dubai wins Dhs350,000 in newly-launched Emirates Loto

During the next draw on April 25, the jackpot prize now stands at Dhs40m

Dubai’s Emirates says will resume services ‘as soon as conditions allow’

The airline is currently operating limited repatriation passenger flights to certain destinations

Careem NOW grocery delivery

Careem launches grocery and medicine delivery service in Dubai

The deliveries will be fulfilled within an hour after an order has been placed via the Careem NOW app

Video: Field hospitals for Covid-19 patients to open in Abu Dhabi, Dubai

The facilities are being set up in Emirates Humanitarian City, Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center and Dubai Parks and Resorts

UAE’s Property Finder goes live with real-time viewings

Live Viewings combines Property Finder’s own technology platforms with YouTube Live to introduce live streaming to the UAE real estate market

E-learning university students

New evaluation system for UAE university students, no dismissals during Covid-19 crisis

Students can choose a ‘pass’ or ‘no pass’ evaluation instead of a grade

Emirates staff to wear protective gear amid Covid-19 concerns

The gear includes a protective disposable gown over their uniforms, and a safety visor, in addition to masks and gloves

UAE’s Virtuzone launches free online marketplace for SMEs

The platform will allow businesses to offer time sensitive deals to customers

UAE’s Emirates Delivers platform recorded 20% growth in shipments in March 2020

Customers shopped for a range of items including medicines and supplements, toys and games, fashion and sporting goods

DP World manasah

DP World launches online marketplace to support artisans and small businesses during Ramadan

Sellers can register on manasah.com for free

UAE’s rental app aims to take landlords entirely online

A new digital dashboard from Urban aims to provide UAE landlords with full oversight into their properties

University of Wollongong in Dubai

A university in Dubai is preparing students for career paths of the future

The University of Wollongong Dubai was established in 1993 as the country’s first international university

Employers in Dubai must renew health insurance of employees

Employers must ensure that they comply with the mandatory provisions of Health Insurance Law Number 11 of 2013

Rashid Hospital

Watch: Dubai builds a Covid-19 isolation centre at Rashid Hospital in under a week

The time-lapse video includes footage of engineers and welders working together to construct the facility which was reportedly built to international standards

Dubai Silicon Oasis offers rent waivers, deferred payments to residents, startups and retailers

Existing residential tenants at Dubai Silicon Oasis can now make monthly payments towards their rent